6 Behaviors That Put You at Risk for the Flu
By now, we all know the flu is nothing to sneeze at. It's an illness that sends people running straight for the sanitizer...and with good reason.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza and pneumonia were responsible for more than 50,000 deaths in 2011. It goes without saying that keeping your family healthy during flu season should be at the top of your priority list.
While getting a flu shot is one preemptive measure, there are other ways to dodge the bullet. On the flipside, there are those seemingly innocent habits that put you right in the line of fire. Are you increasing your risk? Find out if you're engaging in these six flu-courting behaviors that boost your likelihood of coming down with this deadly ailment.